Lowe's Companies announces management changes
Sep 10, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Lowe's Companies, Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael McDermott as the new senior vice president and general merchandising manager- building and maintenance.
McDermott will be responsible for the Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork, Hardware & Tools and Rough Plumbing & Electrical divisions. He will report to Chief Merchandising Officer, Michael A. Jones.
McDermott joins Lowe's from General Electric, where he served most recently as sales leader-appliances and was also a member of the company's corporate commercial council. He brings more than 20 years of experience in product leadership, merchandising, marketing and commercial sales.
"Mike's experience leading merchandising for GE's multi-billion dollar appliance business as well as organizations that sell into the building and maintenance space, will bring added value to Lowe's merchandising team," explained Jones. "He understands the importance of brand management, strong relationships with vendor-partners and how to lead teamsskills which will help Lowe's continue to improve product assortment to better serve do-it-yourself and pro customers alike."
In his new role, McDermott will work with Troy J. Dally, senior vice president and general merchandising manager- seasonal and Clint T. Davis, senior vice president and general merchandising manager-home decor.
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